Amputation Compensation Claims
Suffering a traumatic injury or medical condition that results in the loss of a limb is life changing. This is particularly tragic when the injury or condition leading to the amputation could have been avoided. If this is the case, we may be able to help you claim compensation.
We have specialist lawyers who advise clients who have suffered limb loss because of:
- Medical negligence;
- Road collisions;
- Accidents at work; and
- Military accidents, both on and off duty as part of the claim.
We will consider your individual situation and needs following your injury including:
- Care, support and assistance;
- Private medical treatment and therapies;
- Adaptations needed to your property; and
- Specialist equipment.
From the outset, our experienced team will advise you on the claims process, making it as straightforward as possible for you and will provide you with regular updates throughout your case. We will also work to get some of your compensation paid early – known as interim payments - so that your immediate needs can be met whilst the claim continues.
If you feel you may have a claim, please get in touch with our friendly and approachable team today.
What is the cost of bringing an amputation compensation claim?
It costs nothing to get an initial opinion on whether you should bring a claim. After an initial assessment has been carried out, we will advise you whether we consider there is a reasonable chance of a claim succeeding and you can then decide whether to instruct us to act on your behalf.
If you choose to do so, we will offer to represent you on a no win, no fee basis where possible, which means you will not be charged legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. If you win, compensation will be awarded to you. A success fee will be deducted from that compensation and the balance of your legal fees will be covered by the defendant.
We understand that the cost of bringing a claim is a concern to all our clients and it can be daunting. Therefore, before you decide to instruct us, we will discuss with you fully how the claim will be funded and answer any questions you may have.
How do I start a serious injury compensation claim?
During your free, no obligation consultation our specialist amputation claim solicitors will discuss whether you can make a claim, considering the facts of your case. If it looks like negligence (blame) can be established, we will discuss your options available to you. and provide you with a step-by-step breakdown of the steps needed to proceed with a claim.
Why Choose Hugh James Amputation Solicitors?
Hugh James has extensive experience in handling compensation claims for people who have suffered amputations, both in the UK and abroad. Our team of specialist amputation lawyers provides expert advice and services to ensure that you receive the highest possible level of compensation. We will ensure that you get the best care, treatment and rehabilitation following a catastrophic injury.
Our lawyers have been consistently ranked in the top tiers by the independent legal guides, Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, as leaders in the field of personal injury and specifically catastrophic injury litigation.
Our specialist team includes welfare benefits advisors and a qualified social worker who can assist with all kinds of immediate financial challenges and practical needs.
We offer free initial advice and guidance, without obligation and no win, no fee agreements should the claim proceed.
Our specialist solicitors can advise you on the following:
- the Hugh James Emergency Fund and how it can assist you and your family;
- obtaining private rehabilitation;
- your compensation;
- interim payments;
- welfare benefits and other financial support;
- employment concerns;
- charities that can assist;
- wills, trusts and power of attorney;
- dealing with your mortgage, credit card and loan providers;
- investigating any insurance cover you may benefit from;
- social services and local authority funding for care and equipment; and
- human and disability rights.